TI Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshop: Burnaby, BC, Canada - October 21 & 28, 2019

LOCATION: SFU Aquatic Centre, Main Campus, 8888 Gaglardi Way, Burnaby, BC, Canada. CLICK HERE for maps and directions.

TUITION: $325 - Please note this workshop takes place across two non-consecutive days - Monday, October 21, 2019 and Monday, October 28, 2019


COACH CONTACT: For more information contact TI Master Coach Teresa Seibel at info@tribalance.ca

DESCRIPTION: Swim smarter and save energy! This program includes both pool and classroom sessions and will give you the tools you need to be a more efficient swimmer. Learn the physics of freestyle in this technique-training day designed to teach all levels of swimmers how develop the proper freestyle stroke mechanics. Revolutionize your approach to swimming in both action and in thought as we guide you expertly through a series of thoughtfully choreographed movements that will teach you essential skills for mastering a fluent, beautiful, and economical stroke. Swim with a newly heightened sense of awareness of your movements and a deeper understanding of the stroke. Enjoy continuous and permanent improvement in your stroke efficiency for years to come! Benefit from our hands-on instructional techniques, low student: coach ratio, and generous underwater videotaping.

WHO IS THIS WORKSHOP FOR? • Long-time swimmers who find themselves stuck on a plateau or who are losing motivation • New swimmers (able to swim at least 50 metres) who want to develop great habits • Self-coached swimmers who would like expert assessment and advice • Triathletes looking to improve swim times and use less energy • Open water swimmers looking to make their stroke more efficient

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN? The three foundation skills of effortless swimming:

Balance and stability - Become 'weightless' by learning to cooperate with gravity instead of fighting it.  Learning balance transforms struggle into smoothness and calms churning legs. It also brings the body control, and the mental focus necessary to learn every skill that follows.

Streamlining - Learn to move through water, rather than move it around, by shaping your body to be longer, better aligned, more hydrodynamic; learn to swim using techniques that minimise waves and turbulence.  Sleek and slippery swimming means that you travel further and more easily on each stroke.

Whole body propulsion - Replace churning with effortless power by connecting arm and leg actions to rhythmic, relaxed weight-shifts initiated in the core.  Instead of generating muscular force you’ll direct available forces of body mass and gravity.

WHAT WILL YOU TAKE AWAY? The tools to work on a transformed freestyle stroke • The knowledge to begin a path of continuous improvement • And you’ll enjoy swimming as never before.  The more you enjoy it, the more you’ll practice and the more you’ll improve.

SCHEDULE (Subject to minor revision)
Monday, October 21
06:45 pm - 08:00 pm      Meet in hallway by pool deck - orientation and foundational instruction
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Pool - videotape and drills (Review of annotated video and homework emailed on Tuesday)

Tuesday, October 28
06:45 pm - 08:00 pm      Meet in hallway by pool deck - orientation and foundational instruction
08:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Pool Session
10:00 pm - 10:15 pm      Wrap up (Final annotated video emailed on Tuesday)

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO REFUND will be issued for cancellations LESS THAN 16 days prior to the scheduled workshop. For cancellations at least 16 days prior to the scheduled workshop, any monies paid above the $100.00 deposit will be refunded in full. The $100.00 deposit per person remains non-refundable, but may be transferred to any future workshop within one year of initial registration.